College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Wichita State
2-0
SOS Leader
Bucknell
0-4
SOR Leader
Temple
3-0
NCAAM RPI Leader
Wichita State
2-0
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1Wichita StateWICHAmerican2-0128159--
2KansasKUBig 123-0215210--
3VillanovaVILLBig East3-0330758--
4PurduePURBig Ten4-041876--
5CincinnatiCINAmerican3-05340104--
6VirginiaUVAACC3-0616911--
7Notre DameNDACC3-0719717--
8FloridaFLASEC2-0831995--
9ArizonaARIZPac-123-0931770--
10North CarolinaUNCACC2-01021632--
11West VirginiaWVUBig 122-111191167--
12TCUTCUBig 123-01228042--
13XavierXAVBig East3-0131345--
14DukeDUKEACC4-0141532--
15Michigan StateMSUBig Ten1-11590191--
16MiamiMIAACC3-01631367--
17BaylorBAYBig 123-01733693--
18Virginia TechVTACC3-118266150--
19ProvidencePROVBig East3-119207106--
20Saint Mary'sSMCWCC3-02028845--
21MinnesotaMINNBig Ten3-021891--
22GonzagaGONZWCC3-02230052--
23Seton HallHALLBig East4-02326522--
24Texas TechTTUBig 123-02424124--
25SMUSMUAmerican4-02532356--

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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